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Dixie Carter Performing Arts Releases Performance Schedule


HUNTINGDON — The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center announced its 19th Season Lineup which includes Heart By Heart, Thompson Square, Bethel University Renaissance Theatre, Comedian Henry Cho, Christmas at the Dixie, Main Street Christmas, Mandy Barnett, Confederate Railroad, Endless Highway, The Aluminum Show, Anders Osborne, The Coalminers present Always Loretta, the Designing Women Curated Market, Chi-Town Transit Authority, Forever Motown, and Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats.

Heart By Heart
October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Kicking off the season is an electrifying performance by Heart By Heart. This special event features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and original members of the legendary band Heart, Steve Fossen, and Michael Derosier. Join us for a night filled with all your favorite Heart hits, delivered by the musicians who helped create them.

Thompson Square
October 26, 7:30 p.m.
A decade after their multi-platinum hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” Keifer and Shawna Thompson continue to captivate audiences. The Grammy-nominated pair has toured globally, won multiple major awards, and appeared on top TV shows including The Tonight Show and NBC’s TODAY Show. They’ve also earned praise from outlets like Taste of Country and Rolling Stone.

Bethel University Renaissance Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
November 8, 9, 15, 7 p.m. November 16, 2 and 7 p.m.
The Bethel University Renaissance Theatre program is thrilled to bring this classic story to the Dixie stage! This musical adaptation written by Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Anastasia: The Musical) will be a fantastic show for the whole family to enjoy. A Christmas Carol will bring dynamic music, exciting choreography, and beautiful costuming that will leave audiences ready to begin the Christmas season.

Henry Cho
November 23, 7:30 p.m.
Known for his clean and versatile comedy and TV credits, including NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special, Henry has also hosted NBC’s Friday Night Videos and has a Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin’ Noise?”, available on Netflix. A regular at the Grand Ole Opry, he has worked with stars like Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood. Recently, he filmed the movie -The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santa and is currently developing his own sitcom with Triple Horse Studios.

Christmas at The Dixie Featuring LOLO
December 7, 7:30 p.m.
A community favorite - Christmas at The Dixie will be on Saturday, December 7, and will showcase local musicians, actors, and actresses of all ages celebrating the holiday spirit with friends and family. Special guests include members of Carroll Arts, Inc. and this festive event is headlined by Jackson, Tenn. singer, songwriter, and actress, Lauren “LOLO” Pritchard, who co-wrote the global hit “High Hopes”. Auditions for local talent will be held on August 22 at 7pm, see DixiePAC.net for more details when available.

Main Street Christmas
December 14, 2-5 p.m.
Get ready for a festive celebration on Saturday, December 14, with “Main Street Christmas”. Highlights include :the Lighting of the Tree at City Hall, a Christmas Parade (6:30 p.m.), delicious food, and pop-up vendors, Court Theatre movie showings, holiday choirs, and more. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date.

Mandy Barnett ‘Winter Wonderland’
December 21, 7:30 p.m.
Known for her mesmerizing voice and classic country and pop style, Grand Ole Opry member Mandy Barnett has been singing since she was five. She gained national fame as the original star of Always...Patsy Cline at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Don’t miss the chance to see one of Nashville’s enduring musical treasures live.

Confederate Railroad
January 11, 2025, 7:30 p.m.

Rising to fame in the early 90s with their unique country sound, the band, led by Danny Shirley, has a storied career. Their debut album produced hits like “She Took It Like a Man, Jesus and Mama; Queen of Memphis earning a Grammy nomination. With 18 charted hits and over five million albums sold, Confederate Railroad remains a beloved name in country music.

Endless Highway
January 25, 2025, 3 p.m.
A talented family group comprising Jason and Vanessa Griggs and their children Jay, Allison, blends Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Acapella, and Acoustic styles, offers a delightful mix of time-tested hymns, spirited acapella songs, and toe-tapping bluegrass tunes. Known for consistently charting singles on the Top 40 Gospel Music Charts, they are currently opening for Mark Lowry and have been featured artists at prestigious events like the National Quartet Convention Main Stage and The Ark Encounter.

The Aluminum Show
February 8, 2025, 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Experience a unique and energetic show for the whole family as The Aluminum Show hosts 2 performances featuring Metallic Odyssey and a stimulating tour de force that combines movement, dance, visual theater, and plenty of humor. This internationally acclaimed show about an astronaut on a mission in a bizarre metallic world has captivated audiences worldwide with its talented dancers and actors bringing life to industrial materials.

An Evening with Anders Osborne
February 22, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Known for his soulful blues, Anders Osborne’s latest album, Picasso  Villa,” is a profound reflection on life in America from 2018-2021. Having spent nearly four decades in New Orleans, Osborne is a celebrated figure in the music scene. He has been honored by New Orleans’s Gambit Weekly as Entertainer of The Year and named Best Guitarist and Songwriter by OffBeat multiple times. With performances alongside legends like Toots and the Maytals, John Scofield, Tab Benoit, and Bonnie Raitt, Osborne’s music resonates with audiences worldwide.

March 1, 2025, 3 p.m.
Hand-selected to portray the Undisputed Queen of Country Music, Emily Portman, along with members of Loretta’s longtime backup band, The Coalminers, will bring to life the legendary singer-songwriter’s iconic hits. The Dixie is honored to have the only tribute authorized by the Loretta Lynn family and known as the Ultimate Loretta Lynn Tribute Show. From empowering anthems to heartfelt ballads, this show is a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s remarkable career and timeless music. Don’t miss this authentic and memorable experience!

The Dixie’s Designing Women Curated Market
March 14, 5-8 p.m. and March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Have you been looking for a place to shop Tennessee’s best female-owned businesses…all in one place? You’re in luck! Join The Dixie for its 4th annual Designing Women Curated Market on March 14 and March 15, 2025, to shop with the best products and services in West Tenn.. This year we expect to have vendors at two other locations besides The Dixie, including the Colonial Tea Room and the lobby of FirstBank and a food truck on site. So make your weekend plans to hang out with us on the Huntingdon Court Square!

Chi-Town Transit Authority
April 5, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Get ready for a night of electrifying music as this 8-piece group from Atlanta, Georgia, takes the stage. Established in 2017, Chi-Town is dedicated to reproducing the iconic Chicago concert experience. As a tribute band, Chi-Town features a tight horn section and dynamic vocal harmonies, capturing the essence of Chicago’s famous sound. They perform all the beloved hits spanning over four decades of Chicago’s music.

Forever Motown: So Good for the Soul
April 19, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Imagine seeing the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on one stage together again! That’s Forever Motown and it’s so good for the soul. Hitsville churned out all the #1 hits back in the 60s and 70s…and this show celebrates the best of the best from Berry Gordy’s Detroit hit-making factory. A fabulous cast, backed by a band of incredible musicians, represents Motown royalty -- performing the beloved songs from the greatest groups, artists, and songwriters of all time: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder.

Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats
May 3, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
End the 19th season with a bang, while rocking out to iconic hits like “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town”, plus Lee will perform some of his latest collaborations with music legends like Ringo Starr and The Rolling Stones. Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy-nominated music group, The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. The Dixie Carter PAC is supported by its incredible season sponsors and would like to thank the TN Arts Commission and its Presenting Sponsors, Carroll Bank & Trust, FirstBank, and Premier Realty, for their continued support. Season Tickets go on sale to the general public via The Dixie’s Box Office on Monday, August 12, at 10 a.m. with additional ticket dates to follow. Previous 18th season ticket holders may renew their seats starting July 29 at 10 a.m. CT. To purchase individual tickets and learn more about these spectacular events, visit Dixiepac.net, or The Dixie’s Box Office in person or by phone Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 731-986-2100 or 191 Court Square in Huntingdon, TN.